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Chip Eberhart
conducting a seminar
with a SIRT training
pistol at the NRA Carry
Guard Expo.

the full live fire 2 1/2 minutes. And as with
live fire practice, if your accuracy and form
begins to degrade consistently, then end
your practice session! You do not want to
practice bad form.
Ruining your gun: Dry firing a .22 rimfire
without an empty case or snap cap in the
chamber will ruin your firearm. The firing
pin/striker will hit the edge of the empty
chamber and will ding it up badly. For .22
rifles I save a bunch of my live fire brass,
wipe it free of dust and debris (from the
range) and chamber the fired cases into
the gun. Once I have one fingered into the
chamber simply raising the bolt it will cock
the firing pin. Generally I will "fire" against
one case for five shots then dump it. Yes I
know, other guns (semi-autos) may have a
problem with this but snap a rimfire firearm
empty and you may ruin your gun. Also, use

the fired cases from your gun since they will
obviously fit the chamber.
Actually I found a guy in our town who
reloads his own .22 ammo. (Yes, really).
I had him "load" a couple hundred of my
empty rimfire cases with a bullet and that for
me works super slick as I can function them
through the gun and fully eject them (on my
floor with a clean blanket on it to protect
the cases from dust and dirt so I don't harm
my rifle)-I can get up to 15 shots from each
dummy round before the rims are ruined.
You may find the empty cases may stick
in your chamber after being hammered by
the firing pin. You can remove them with
a cleaning rod from the muzzle end-just
be real careful-this is where a .17 cal. rod
comes in super handy to tap them loose.
Due to the tiny .17 cal. rod in the "massive"
0.22-inch diameter barrel you just need to

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